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sharing some poets...

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The light before we land.

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Teca =^.^= and MatthewR are now friends
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OhMyMagenta replied to B L Carlson's discussion Falling In Love With Fictional Characters
"I've absolutely fallen in love with a daydream character; more than one actually. The majority of the time it brings me happiness & I feel connected to someone. At times it can become emotionally difficult for me, knowing that the man I…"
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Being ok?

I've always had MD, and I also have an anxiety disorder (not self-diagnosed). My MD is not that bad (cause I've seen what you gusy post and I get to compare), but it still stops my life in many ways... It has been for at least 10 years (I am fifteen)... So I don't know what being ok is like, and tbh I am too scared to find out... I know I can get better, the problem is, how do I stop being so scared of what I don't know? I mean it's silly, being afraid of a good thing. Yet, it's my fear what is…See More
Roel liked Bittersweet Nostalgia's discussion Hey fam I'm back :D
Roel replied to Bittersweet Nostalgia's discussion Hey fam I'm back :D
"Welcome back! :D and have a hug! *hug* it sucks life turned out like this, but I like to think that not all is lost yet. Still plenty of life left ;) Just keep hoping and fighting! I'm a fellow dreamer, been here since 2014. It seems like my…"
Amity is dreaming commented on Amity is dreaming's blog post Overlapping disorders, and my own.
"A pattern I'm definitely noticing with MDers is other mental disorders, and it baffles me how different -yet similar- these disorders can be. It seems to be common to be depressed, but all for seemingly different reasons. And it really makes me…"
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Hey fam I'm back :D

Last time I posted on here I was 16, I'm about to turn 20 in June. So it's been quite a while. I've been a daydreamer since I was a kid like most of you guys on here. When I posted here in 2012 I was worried it would keep on affecting my life negatively in several ways and get in the way of my education and it did. Knowing did not deter it to ruining my life, it happened. I was watching it motionless and I couldn't/didn't stop it. It did end up happening. I didn't get the SAT score I wanted, I…See More
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Fitri Kamelia commented on Amity is dreaming's blog post Overlapping disorders, and my own.
"because I haven't visit any psychiatrist, I'm not sure what was my actual disorder. MD may a little disorder for me now after I reduced it by doing arts. but thinking about depressed and else, I think I might have another disorder that…"
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"those are beautiful, I write poems too. They are a great way to vent your feelings."
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Overlapping disorders, and my own.

So I have been thinking a lot lately about this... disorder, I guess you can call it...Although I usually am thinking about it in ways of how to cure it, or ease the pain of it, I am thinking about it overlapping with other disorders.I suffer from Jargon Aphasia, and you might be wonder how I am able to even write correctly, it's because I have coped with it. It takes so much mental energy to think in English, that in my daydreams I speak in my so-called Cancrin Language. Like I've told you…See More
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Daydreamers welcome

Most children daydream. Most children have imaginary friends they play out creative scenarios with. Their fantasy world is a simple, joyful distraction from their outer lives. Eventually their outer lives take root, and they grow out of it. Their playful fantasies become unnecessary as they develop more fulfilling relationships. Their fantasy dream world fades into the past as nothing but a wonderful childhood memory. Usually they forget it ever existed.
For some of us............it doesn't, and the consequences can be drastic.

For the past 30 years I've been living in an alternate reality that has completely taken over my life. Instead of fading into the past, it became my reality. The outside world faded & faded, and I've been fighting to reclaim it. Long past the point of being a joyful fantasy, it's become an addiction that I have unlimited access to. I have no self control. I can only distract myself out of it. I'm like an alcoholic with an unlimited supply of booze everywhere I go. When I do it too much I feel sick & dazed, yet I can't stop. I've stepped out into traffic & almost gotten myself killed more times than I can count. I've gotten better & am struggling to find footing in the outside world. In the meantime, I want to reach out.

This condition has a name. It's called Maladaptive Daydreaming, also known as Compulsive Fantasizing. I spent years feeling alone and scared, like I was the only one on the planet that could possibly be going through this. I felt like a freak. I was completely ashamed and scared to death anyone would find out. It's time to end that. We're not freaks. Our brains work differently. Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers) lead unique and enriching lives. We have wondrous gifts and gut-wrenching struggles. For the good and the bad, this condition takes a lot of strength and energy to live with. I refuse to be ashamed, and I don't want anyone else to be either.

I know there are others out there who are experiencing a similar kind of condition. Hopefully they're not experiencing it to the extreme that I have. Either way, let's talk. Perhaps we can find some answers together.

This forum isn't just for Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers). Many disorders do overlap. Feel free to discuss any that you like. Let's keep the dialog going.

One day, I hope we can all stand proud and learn to live the best of both worlds. Once we do, I'm sure we'll feel better off for having had this condition.


Falling In Love With Fictional Characters

Started by B L Carlson. Last reply by OhMyMagenta yesterday. 6 Replies

Has anyone here ever fallen in love with a fictional character, either one you made up or from existing media?This is something that happens every now and again, and for 3-5 days, I am stricken with heartache. It completely overtakes me, and I have…Continue

Tags: Feelings, Themes, Heartache, Complex, Characters

Hey fam I'm back :D

Started by Bittersweet Nostalgia. Last reply by Roel on Sunday. 1 Reply

Last time I posted on here I was 16, I'm about to turn 20 in June. So it's been quite a while. I've been a daydreamer since I was a kid like most of you guys on here. When I posted here in 2012 I was worried it would keep on affecting my life…Continue

Vine About MDD

Started by MGee. Last reply by Kali_74 on Thursday. 1 Reply

https://vine.co/v/iibzIavphe1I came across this vine the other day. It always makes me feel better to see others with an understanding. I just thought it was kind of cool and that people in this group…Continue

Do any other daydreamers have trouble sleeping regularly?

Started by DaydreamBeliever328. Last reply by Kali_74 on Wednesday. 1 Reply

I have a serious problem adhering to a 24 hour cycle and part of it's because I put on my headphones, crank up the music and rock out while I get lost in my daydream world.  Daydreaming instead of sleeping is a recent problem for me even though I've…Continue

Depending on alter ego

Started by Amity is dreaming. Last reply by Laura Apr 26. 6 Replies

Whenever I am in a stressful situation, I either whisper or say in my head "amity Amoura amity Amoura amity Amoura..." Does anyone else do this. I think I have depended on Amity my alter ego to save me from stressful situations.

Obsessions, MBTI, and Ballet alter ego, therapist

Started by Ali Renee. Last reply by Viv Apr 25. 3 Replies

So, I don't know if any of you are into MBTI (the 16 personalities test) but I discovered it about a year ago. Now I am Obsessed with it- at first it was fun and not harmful to look it up.Now it is just pissing me off- every time I am bored. I look…Continue

Famous maladaptive daydreamer - Florence Nightingale

Started by Eretaia. Last reply by tasniiem chandraa Apr 22. 23 Replies

I'm almost sure I ran across something very interesting: The case of Florence Nightingale, the most famous English nurse. I was reading her biography and noticed numerous mentions of severe daydreaming which interfered with her life, and from…Continue

Tags: cured, daydreaming, Nightingale, Florence

Needing a Heart to Heart

Started by Ali Renee. Last reply by Sally Apr 19. 5 Replies

So I have not been on my profile in two years.Went on it today, and I am disappointed because not much has changed.I just feel trapped.I am always stuck between daydreaming and going out and living.So far, daydreaming is winning.I am looking for a…Continue

Yes, you can cure Maladaptive Daydreaming

Started by Eretaia. Last reply by Tinkerbell Apr 18. 137 Replies

Two years ago when I joined this community, I think I was more dead than alive. I've been waging quite a brutal war with maladaptive dreaming and the array of issues that underlie it ever since then and I'm on my way out of this prison. I wanted to…Continue

Tags: overcoming, maladaptive, daydreaming

Journey to a Life Free of Maladaptive Daydreaming

Started by Ulaan Gom. Last reply by maro Apr 18. 20 Replies

Day 1 - I've been Maladaptive Daydreaming for over four years now, and I know that it's time to stop. I've recently been able to improve my life, but am facing some obstacles right now and want to clear my mind and focus on improvement. Today I…Continue


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    Out Of My Mind (article I wrote on MD)

    This is an article I wrote for my writing class about MD.  

    Out of My Mind…


    Created by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Nov 22, 2010 at 7:36pm. Last updated by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Nov 22, 2010.

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    Created by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Feb 20, 2010 at 11:14am. Last updated by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Feb 20, 2010.


    Do I have Maladaptive Dayreaming?

    Maladaptive Daydreaming is not an officially recognized condition yet. We’re still learning a lot about it. Here are some of the main symptoms that seem to be emerging:
    • You daydream more often than you think is normal.
    • You’ve built up a character(s) that’s an idealized version of yourself
    • You feel more empowered in your daydreams.
    • You’re starting to enjoy daydreaming better than the real world.
    • Daydreaming is starting to interfere with your day-to-day activities.
    • You might enact some movement, like pacing or moving your hands, (though not everyone does this).

    • Some people make facial expressions, talk, and/or act out their daydreams.  

    It's not all bad...

    Maladaptive Daydreamers have many gifts along with struggles.

    -extreme creativity
    -the ability to think through complex issues on our own
    -the ability to see issues from many perspectives (we can have intense dialogs in our own minds)
    -the ability to think quickly
    -strength. (It takes a lot of strength to live in two worlds at once.)
    -insightful and empathetic
    -loving (Even when no one's around, we still have people to love in our minds.)

    -extreme difficulty concentrating
    -sluggish. It's hard to be productive when you just want to daydream
    -clumsy and awkward
    -difficulty cultivating or maintaining relationships (This may not apply to everyone, but if your MD starts to progress, you may prefer daydreaming to real interactions)
    -difficulty completing tasks due to desire to constantly stop and daydreaming
    -difficulty reaching certain milestones because of constant desire to stop and daydream.

    What do I DO?

    Well, we're still figuring that out. Since this is so new it's kinda up to us to figure out how to deal with it. I encourage people to try anything they can & want to. If something works, please let us know, so others will benefit.
    -Identifying triggers
    Many people find that
    certain activities
    trigger them to start
    Identifying and
    limiting exposure to
    triggers is one way to
    Common triggers:
    music, tv, books,
    long walks or
    monotonous activity
    If you feel yourself
    starting to daydream,
    stop and change
    activities. Get up and
    do anything else and
    come back to it when
    you're feeling more
    -Getting out in the public
    A lot of times we just
    need to get out of our
    heads for awhile. Go
    out and talk to people.
    -Get up quickly and go to bed tired.
    Many daydream in the
    morning. To avoid
    this, make sure you get
    out of bed the instant
    you wake up.
    To avoid daydreaming
    at night, go to bed
    when you're extremely
    -Allow limited daydreaming
    Many of us really
    appreciate the comfort
    of our daydreams and
    don't want to give
    them up.
    Instead, allow
    yourself certain times
    to daydream, and
    force yourself to get
    up and stop when
    your time is up.
    -Find other things you love, and focus on them.
    Don't forget that we
    daydream because we
    love it. It may take
    time and energy to
    focus, but if we can
    make the external
    world more fun, then
    we won't need to
    daydream as much.


    Another common suggestion that people are saying works for them is meditation.  Some have said it helps them focus, even if it doesn't completely eliminate their MD.  Some have also said that Yoga and meditation help.



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